So you’re in Australia and want to know what the best betting apps are?
Then you’ve come to the right place!
The Australian market is one that is regularly changing with takeovers and rebrands a plenty over the past few years. We’ve taken the time to understand the brands and their sports betting apps to rank them for Australian punters.
Top 5 Betting Apps
Here are the top 5 apps in Australia based on our ratings. For information on responsible gambling please click here.
Betting Apps in Australia List
|Rank||App||Features||Get App||Rating||Screen Shots|
|1 – Bet365 App||Get The App||9.6/10|
|2 – Unibet App||Get The App||9.3/10|
|3 – PointsBet App||Get The App||9.2/10|
|4 – Palmer Bet App||Get The App||9.2/10|
|5 – Neds||Get The App||9.4/10|
|6 – Bet Easy App||Get The App||9.0|
These are, in our opinion the best apps to use for sports betting. They all offer a good range of markets and comply with the latest requirements for app security.
Australian Betting App Reviews
1 - bet365 Australia App
2 - Unibet App
The Unibet app is a headline app for horse racing betting fans. They scored very well on the racing platform where they have all the information you need for betting on the races. They offer betting on races from Australia, New Zealand, the UK and more. You can bet on over 100,000 races a year on the Unibet app.
They also have excellent real-time live betting.
Live streaming is another area where Unibet performs well. They have over 30,000 different events that you can bet on each year.
3 - Pointsbet App
The Pointsbet app is a sport and spread betting app which offers a different betting option for Australian punters. They offer “request a market” bets on EPL, NFL, and NBA games – dream up your bets and tweet them and they’ll try and price them up for you. There are some quality promotions on offer too with the NBA early payout offer on selected games – check the site for details.
Pointsbet is Australian-owned and operates across the country. They are also making waves in the USA recently.
Their app is the only one to feature spread betting as well as fixed-odds making it a unique proposition.
4 - Palmer Bet App
A very good looking app that has some recent updates to its interface and performance. This app also has a simple download for Android – Go to Palmerbet.com on any Android mobile or tablet and you’ll see a popup to download the app – or head to the “downloads” section on the menu of the mobile site.
They advertise the app as being very easy to use with slogans such as “Place bets easiest than Steph Curry shoots 3’s”. That’s quite a bold claim and we think the app lives up to it.
5 - Neds Betting App
6 - Bet Easy App
7- Ubet App
Formerly Tabcorp and Tatts Ubet offers bettors a solid platform to bet on a wide range of sports and casino games. We liked the option to listen to TAB radio via the mobile site and app.The app is a vast improvement on their earlier brands but still lacks some of the features that you get from corporate bookmakers. You are limited to their tote bets or fixed odds offerings and there is a lack of anything really unique on the app to stand them apart from the rest. The best thing about Ubet is the access to the two sky racing channels that you get as a customer (terms apply). Unfortunately, this isn’t enough to get this app close to the top 5 betting apps!
8 - Betstar.com.au App
9 - Mad Bookie App
When the mad lays are running the guarantee to have the best odds of any corporate bookmaker in Austalia on the team they are taking on. As you’d expect from the name they are Mad, but they’re not Bad!
Responsible gambling in Australia
Responsible gambling in Australia
Australia has a well-evolved gambling market. There are a number of measures in place that can help you keep in control of your gambling such as
- Self exclude – Restrict access to your account for a set period of time
- Deposit limits – Set a limit for daily and weekly deposits that you are comfortable with
All licensed operators have to abide by the rules laid out by the resident state of the customer.
The Australasia gaming council can show you where to get help in your state here – https://www.austgamingcouncil.org.au/Responsible-Gambling-Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Google’s regulations mean that real money gambling is not allowed on the Play Store to prevent people under 18 from having access to them. This used to be the case across the world but has changed in 2016 in the UK followed by other countries. So we could see them in Australis Google Play Store very soon.
Yes, sports betting is legal! There are different restrictions on how betting works depending on which state you are in, this is mainly around promotions and advertising. For example, it is illegal for advertising gambling promotions in the state of New South Wales.
In Australia, the tax is applied to the bookmaker rather than the customer. The bookmakers pay a levy to the government on their takings and incorporate this into their costs. Winning a bet is considered a windfall so it is not classed as an income for regular players.
Here are the corporate bookmakers that are Australian –
- Play Up interactive (Top Betta & Mad Bookie)
- Crownbet/ the stars group (Bet Easy). Also, previously purchased or owned Tom Waterhouse and Centrebet. 62% of the holding company is Australian owned at the time of writing.
- Palmerbet – Licensed in NSW and the family behind the company have operated from Canterberry race track for over 30 years. A true Aussie gem!
There are other companies that are licensed in various states but we are unable to find details to confirm the exact ownership of these companies. We will add to the list as more information becomes available.
The Tote is a racing betting system that pools the stakes together and splits the pool between the winners using a weighting system. The more money that is on a particular horse the less the returns will be, the less fancied a horse the more you will win if you select that horse. This is a very popular way of betting partially when on track.
This differs from fixed odds betting where the returns are at a set price regardless of how many people bet on it.
Also known as parlays and accumulators, multi-betting allows you to combine up to 25 single bets into one larger bet and combines the odds of all the singes. In order for a multi-bet to win, you’ll need each leg you’ve selected to win if one loses then the whole bet loses.
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